World Cafe

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WNRN is pleased to bring you World Cafe weeknights from 6-8 p.m. World Cafe is known by artists, appreciative audiences, and the radio and music industries as an influential source for music discovery. The two-hour daily program features a mix of artist interviews with in-studio performances by both established and emerging artists. The music selection encompasses singer-songwriters, classic rock, indie rock, Americana, alt-country, blues, world music, R&B and soul. As the nation’s most listened-to public radio music program, its impact on the careers and audience awareness of thousands of artists is immeasurable.

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Recent World Cafe Programs

Encore: Kaina on World Cafe

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 Kaina embodies the community-minded spirit of Chicago’s indie music scene. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, World Cafe brings back this conversation with Kaina from the show’s Sense of Place: Chicago series [...]

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Ralphie Choo on World Cafe

Thursday, September 14th, 2023 On his debut album Supernova, Madrid newcomer Ralphie Choo’s music melds history, using traditional Spanish influences and instruments – with the unpredictable, changing energy of the present  – to create something [...]

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Gregory Alan Isakov on World Cafe

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 Gregory Alan Isakov’s latest album Appaloosa Bones, his first in five years, began as a chance for a sonic reset. Isakov, inspired by travels in West Texas and Big Bend National [...]

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